Upcoming events

    • 24 Jul 2024
    • 12:00
    • Online, via Zoom

    The Institute will be presenting the next [approximately] one hour webinar for the membership [and guests] on Wednesday 24th July 2023 at 12:00 BRITISH SUMMERTIME. [please ignore any error in the automated emails where the time might be shown as being in a different zone

    Professor Clare Anderson BSc (hons), PhD, FHEA

    will be discussing 

    ‘An Evidence-Based Approach to the Investigation of
    Suspected Fall-Asleep Crashes’

    Driver fatigue is responsible for a significant number of motor vehicle crashes in the UK and globally. Understanding the causal role of fatigue in motor vehicle crashes can be challenging as these crashes are often complex with multiple factors.

    This webinar will explore an evidence-based approach for establishing a potential role for fatigue in motor vehicle crashes. This will include prior sleep-wake timing, sleep-related driver behaviours, signs of insufficient sleep and medical history. The evidence behind whether drivers are aware of sleepiness prior to a motor vehicle crash will be discussed. Finally, future approaches for the objective detection of fall asleep crashes will be presented.


    Clare Anderson is a Professor of Sleep and Circadian Science at the University of Birmingham, where she leads the Sleep and Circadian Laboratory at the Centre for Human Brain Health. She has worked across the UK, United States and Australia, accruing more than 25 years’ experience in the field of sleep, with respect to health, performance, and safety, and a particular focus on driver fatigue. She has been an advisor/consultant to multiple (Victorian) government road safety departments, has provided expert witness assistance for suspected fall asleep crashes, and delivered guidance/support across industry sectors with respect to sleep and driver safety.

Past events

6 Jun 2024 The ITAI 'Crash Day' 2024
29 May 2024 Free Webinar - Data Downloads From Mobile 'phones - Aart Spek
20 May 2024 Advanced Analysis of Drivers’ Responses (Human Factors in Traffic Crashes)
3 Apr 2024 Free Webinar: The Unchallenged Acceptance of Road Tanker Accidents
25 Oct 2023 Free Webinar: Tyres as a causal factor in incidents
16 Oct 2023 5 Day Course - Video Analysis in Collision Reconstruction
27 Sep 2023 From Collision to Conclusion: Efficient Approaches in Modern Accident Analysis
24 Jul 2023 Advanced Analysis of Drivers’ Responses (Human Factors in Traffic Crashes)
21 Jun 2023 Free Webinar - The integrity of Video Evidence – Why It Matters!
8 Jun 2023 The ITAI 'Crash Day'
15 May 2023 Free Webinar - "Learning from the Mistakes of Others" - Dr Jeffrey Muttart
8 Mar 2023 Free Webinar - Study into lane change manoeuvres by cyclists
18 Jan 2023 Free Webinar - Injury reconstruction with the new Biofidelic Dummy
2 Nov 2022 Free Webinar - A practical system for comparing E- Scooter behaviour with Bicycles in similar scenarios
14 Sep 2022 Webinar - The Situational Awareness of Distracted Drivers
13 Jul 2022 Free Webinar - Investigating Highly Automated Vehicle Collisions - Iwan Parry
9 Jun 2022 The ITAI 'Crash Day'
25 May 2022 Free Webinar - Extracting and understanding BMW’s ZFS-data - Aart Spek
27 Apr 2022 Free Webinar - "GNSS" in Accident Investigations
23 Mar 2022 Free Webinar - Portable and Economical 3D Documentation & Analysis - Tools for Collision Reconstruction
3 Feb 2022 Free Webinar - Scientific Methods to Evaluate a Driver’s Response - Dr Jeffrey Muttart
15 Dec 2021 Webinar - Photogrammetry
29 Nov 2021 5 Day Course - Video Analysis in Collision Reconstruction
17 Nov 2021 Webinar - Measuring the effects of distraction on drivers: evidence of impairment and the challenges of communicating it
15 Sep 2021 Webinar - What do we know about distracted driving?: motivations, behaviours and consequences
14 Jun 2021 Biomechanics in Accident Reconstruction Course

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